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chrisredhead
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted these yesterday after a few coats of arctic silver, they are a massive improvement over the dated spots, but the bulbs are a bit weak in comparison with those supplied by Tore with his HID kit..
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stuttgartmetal
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrisredhead wrote:
I fitted these yesterday after a few coats of arctic silver, they are a massive improvement over the dated spots, but the bulbs are a bit weak in comparison with those supplied by Tore with his HID kit..



All you've got to do now Chris, is weld a roof on.
That shouldn't be too hard now you've done the ducts.
Stock up with plenty of copydex, papier mache, and sticky backed plastic
Give us some photo updates as you go along.

Looking forward immensely to seeing it all going along and completed.

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrisredhead wrote:
I fitted these yesterday after a few coats of arctic silver, they are a massive improvement over the dated spots, but the bulbs are a bit weak in comparison with those supplied by Tore with his HID kit..


The LED units in mine are as bright and much bigger than the bulb supplied with his HID kit......

Here is mine with his HID and LED turbo duct kit installed



They are bright enough now to run sidelights as DRLs which I have been doing and they look cool Bandit
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Stutts, I was hoping you might have a spare sticker for my bonnet?
Great to see you at Goodwood, the missis said "what a nice guy" I'll have to review her contacts.. Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madasasnake wrote:
cambjones wrote:
RobIpswichUK wrote:
This is the closest I've found (interesting silver ducts on a dark car)


Hey Rob, thanks for posting this pic.. I was considering going silver on mine also when I saw this GT2 at Goodwood. They really looked good.



I agree Cam.

I was discussing the same thing with Jontt as The Oulton Park Gold Cup.

I've been thinking about having them for a while and was thinking that I would have them as another "Steel Grey" accent like the wing mirrors etc.


Seeing the pic on the GT2 just reinforces you should do it on your Vesuvius special edition, if any car should do it this way it's yours Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madasasnake wrote:


I agree Cam.

I was discussing the same thing with Jontt as The Oulton Park Gold Cup.

I've been thinking about having them for a while and was thinking that I would have them as another "Steel Grey" accent like the wing mirrors etc.


yep you should definitely go the 'Steel Grey' accent like the wing mirrors, in keeping with the theme.

That is the only reason why I would not do mine, ie there is no theme of silver/grey... unless I paint the wing mirrors which will then just look wrong on an Ocean blue.

The GT2 can get away with it, well because it is a GT2. That one that Rob posted looks good as he's got the Porsche lettering down the side in a similar/same colour.

I think the benefit of going body colour is that it cleans up the nose on a dark car in my opinion.

Rob, the Porscheshop site has a low quality pic of a dark blue car

http://www.porscheshop.co.uk/acatalog/porsche_993_body_styling.html

here's another one

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MzY4WDY0MA==/$(KGrHqNHJB8FHY!w4sheBR9qV2I0wQ~~48_20.JPG
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrisredhead wrote:
Thanks for that Stutts, I was hoping you might have a spare sticker for my bonnet?
Great to see you at Goodwood, the missis said "what a nice guy" I'll have to review her contacts.. Grin


She's too good for you baldy, especially being so slim and sexy in that black outfit, black skirt and matching tights.




Thats you by the way.
Not her.
 
  
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jd2
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted mine at the weekend, very pleased with the look.... apologies for the poor quality pics!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuttgartmetal wrote:
Been to see these Ducts this morning.
They are injection moulded plastic.
Far better than glass fibre ones.
Lot less prep to paint.
And a lot stronger, they really look the part.
Correct Hella spot as well.

Way better quality.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went for the replicas - Order placed and has been dispatched
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the car booked in at Manhattan Motors in Coventry in November for the inner edges of the wheel arches to be painted to tidy up the stone chips and put some colour back in. Going to drop the porka off on the way the the Classic Car Show at NEC. Excited now .....
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acamp76144
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newb installer here..

Can someone link me what connectors etc I actually need to install these?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, got ducts back from paint shop yesterday, I'm presuming that one just tapes up the original leads from the fog lights as they are no longer needed. Would someone be able to confirm please.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
They are bright enough now to run sidelights as DRLs which I have been doing and they look cool Bandit


JonnyG wrote:
I'm presuming that one just tapes up the original leads from the fog lights as they are no longer needed.


If you effectively delete the front fog lights but still have a functioning switch on the dash is this not now an MOT failure? The assessor is required to check the function of all lights fitted Dont know
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graemeho
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No this isn't a problem for the mot . You just need to remind the mot tester that you need to pull the front switch first (even though there is no actual fog light fitted anymore) before testing the rear fogs. Don't ask me how I know.....
 
  
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tony1066
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the ducts and new lights look really good, I think I'll get some. Out of curiosity though, do the ducts actually connect with anything? Has anyone bothered to add hoses to them? I realise that, unless you're a real track god (I'm not) you don't need the extra air flow to cool the brakes (I assume that was the original purpose of the ducts?).
 
  
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clinchy993
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My set of Type911 ducts are now on with some mods

I did not like the LED bulbs and wiring that came with the kit so I reamed out the midde hole and fitted the OE bulb holder with a better LED bulb, this of course means I did not have to do a re wire

I also sealed the other 2 holes with duct tape





My much better quality LED v the kit one












Happy with result and my self painting



 
  
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highway
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the LED bulbs used by JonTT in this application? They look great, just like the HID bulbs in the main lights. My hids look great but I'm still not thrilled with the festoon bulbs in the duct sidelights.
 
  
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clinchy993
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

highway wrote:
What are the LED bulbs used by JonTT in this application? They look great, just like the HID bulbs in the main lights. My hids look great but I'm still not thrilled with the festoon bulbs in the duct sidelights.


Dont know Steve, mine are from ACE parts a few years ago as part of the HID Package

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great write up Tony, they look superb!

The LED's you have used, some people think are too pencil torch like, if you know what I mean!

They dont spread the light like the 16x bank LED does

Yours will be more spot light, the 16x wil be more fog light

All up to personal preference I suppose
 
  
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